Thursday, December 21, 2006

A brief belated update

Delayed by holiday lunacy, here are highlights from the final Community Group meeting of Dec. 12th:

There's a good chance the front entrance at Mauna Loa will be reconfigured in the coming year, as a result of the creation of a new turn lane at the intersection with Bee Ridge there.

Laura announced plans for a sign made of better material for that entrance - with County funds, Debbie said we might be able to order two signs. The foliage on the sign has been changed from a palm tree to cattails, both as truer to our ecological niche and more aesthetically pleasing.

Citizens Patrol will hold another training session for new recruits on Jan. 30th, 6:30 p.m., at Sarasota Baptist Church. The session should only last about 45 minutes, says organizer George Morgan.

There was some preliminary discussion of a plan to make some improvements to Lakeview Park - that's the park next to the Dog Park. Clearing brush, fixing the pump, improving the boatramp, locking the gate to keep out vehicular traffic at night were among the suggestions. Here's what it apparently once looked like:



Also there's an idea to create a butterfly garden on some unused land inside the subdivision, possibly on a lot between Lancaster and Westminster.

Susan announced the first three winners of the Yard of the Month award, and the signs are up on the yards. She welcomes donations for gifts to winners.

Residents on Jarvis and Lago will be interested in the results of a Jan. 9th County Commission meeting that will address installation of a water line along those roads. These are the last homes in the subdivision to be connecting to the county's water system.

Next General Meeting: Jan. 9th, 6:30 p.m., Sarasota Baptist.

2 comments:

Monty Popcorn said...
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Patrick said...

Hey i would love to help clean up that dirty park. But where did you get that photo and when was it taken? Oh well, if you need any help with fixing the park email me at vpatech@gmail.com

Patrick B